I’ve mentioned it before, but I have the best readers ever.
Yesterday’s post was a call for the most entertaining acronyms folks have come across. I mentioned some of my own, such as a proposed office for Academic Support Services. I should have mentioned the Academic Management Operations Committee, or AMOC (pronounced amuck). I liked to say that once a month I run AMOC.
Suffice it to say, folks answered the call. Some highlights:
Institute for Curatorial Practice and Performance (at Wesleyan): ICPP sounds silly when you spell it out loud.
Budget Allocation Resource Forms – BARFs. This may be my favorite. It’s almost Freudian.
Audiology and Speech Sciences – I’ll leave this as an exercise for the reader.
Highest Paid Person’s Opinion – HIPPO. We’ve all been there.
KIndergarten Readiness Assessment Program – You’d think someone would have noticed…
College-Wide Assessment Committee – CWAC (“quack”). I tried appropriating this one, but this duck didn’t fly. A missed opportunity, if you ask me.
Outreach, Business, and Community Development – OBCD (“obesity”). It looks okay until you say it…
Special Committee on the Undergraduate Revision of General Education — SCOURGE. This one works hard, but the payoff is there.
Standing Committee on Relevant Extracurricular Workshops – SCREW. Apparently, this one had a short shelf life. Longer than CWAC, though.
Sciences, Engineering, and Computer Science – SECS. Freudian slip or savvy marketing? You make the call.
“Every Good Acronym Deserves to Shine” – EGADS.
Committee on Research and Priorities – self-explanatory…
Florida Institute of Materials Science and Engineering – FLIMSE. This one reminds me of the Fluke Moving Company – “If it gets there on time, it’s a Fluke!”
Data Analysis and Social Inquiry Lab – DASIL (“dazzle”). It lends itself to t-shirts.
Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion – JEDI. I like this one a lot. It connotes fighting the good fight.
Student Advocacy and Student Services Center – SASSC (“sassy”). It had a certain panache.
Washington State Community and Technical Colleges – WACTC (“whacked”)
State College and University Managers – This one has to be apocryphal. It just has to.
And the poli sci nerd classic…
Committee to Re-Elect the President – CREEP. A bit on-the-nose, but there it is.
If you read this far, I hope you didn’t consider this post a WOMBAT (“waste of money, brains, and time.”)
Thanks again to all the good sports and careful readers out there!